thinkingwarriors wrote:The basis of all the suggested trades is that Wiggins must be sold low. Of course what's being ignored is that Wiggins was already sold low, to us. So then why should we turn around and sell him low again? It's like if I buy a stock in a company after a dip in the price after a poor sales forecast. I'm going to hold onto that stock for a while hoping the company can turn the ship around. I'm not buying low to immediately resell low, I'm buying low in the hopes of being able to one day sell high.
The truth is that what Myers did trading D'lo for Wiggins and a valuable first is a win provided Wiggins fits our needs better than the Wolves needs. People on the trade board don't get that. In their mind Wiggins is bad value on every team and our trade for him was a lateral move at best, probably many think we lost the trade. In their minds, we messed up and sold D'lo low and so we need to cut our losses by selling Wiggins low and at the very least turn low quality into high quantity and pay someone in draft picks for their willingness to accommodate us.
You are spot on.
I would add one thing: I think that most Warriors fans liked the improvement they saw this season from players like Paschall, Chriss, even Lee and Poole. Their stats for the entire season may not be great, but their play especially towards the end of the RS was quite promising.
For me these players aren't just mere throw-ins that need to be replaced with more expensive (!) versions of other teams benches. I am confident in them providing some solid minutes for us next year.
We have no need for these bang average players that are often an integral part of the trade proposals.
When I look at our roster, I see 3 spots we NEED to fill:
1) A solid 7ft center to fill some minutes against big teams. We did ok with Pachulia at minimum level for that. No need to pay a Vucevic 25m that doesn't even fit our play style.
2) A backup SF. Our MLE should do the job here.
3) A veteran combo guard. Hell, Alec Burks didn't look so bad for us at minimum this season.
Also there is our draft pick to fill one of these, if we decide to keep it. Or the TPE to take on some neutral value contract.
Now, if we could get a better player (that fits our style) at one of these positions by using the TPE and the pick (and maybe even the Min21), I am all for it. I haven't seen any proposals like that though.